They're Not Always There by Chance
I read with dismay and disbelief the constant barrage of negativity and callousness to the plight of the less fortunate in our nation and here locally.
The parade led by millionaires and Fox News down the yellow brick road to freedom from taxes and gun control seems to bypass their neighborhoods. Somehow it’s all President Obama’s fault these families are in this position. Tax cuts, two unfunded wars, and a banking collapse seem not to matter in their pronouncements.
For the greater part these folks are not there by choice. Life has not dealt them a fair hand, yet they strive to get by with what they have.
They are not entrepreneurs or business owners, but they do form the base that these businessmen use to generate their wealth.
They are not the money-sucking pariah defined in some of the recent letters and commentary stating that these folks are looking for a handout at every turn. Most work very hard, for very few wages. They get tired, they get hungry, they get old, they cry, and, yes, they bleed.
Take a tour of the back roads here in our local area where many of these residents live; the roads are not paved, street lighting is nonexistent, drainage has been designed by Mother Nature, yet they live in these conditions because it’s what they can afford. Somehow it’s felt they don’t even deserve that.
Drive the roads, knock on some doors and have a conversation. Cut, cut, deny, deny, will have less relevance toward having less government and balancing the budget solely on the backs of the poor if the trip is taken.
It’s very easy to say we should cut programs and reduce benefits if you will never have a need to use them.
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